"Our defense has been underrated all year," said Gregg. "Our defense and our goaltender, Josh Gray, have held it down for us and kept us in games."
Jasenski broke the tie late in the first 10-minute overtime period. Felix Bransch lobbed a pass upfield to Jasenski, who got behind the two Schalmont defenders assigned to guard him. Jasenski caught up to the ball before Sabre goaltender Mike Azzaro could get to it, and Jasenski pushed the ball past Azzaro into the center of the net for the game winner.
"As soon as he played it, I took the chance and went for it," said Jasenski. "I didn't even wait for the referee to make (the offsides) call. The timing was perfect on that play."
It was the first time Mohonasen had beaten Schalmont in several years, and it gives the Mighty Warriors the distinction of beating the top two seeds in the upcoming Class A Sectionals " Schalmont (No. 1) and Scotia-Glenville (No. 2).
"We feel really confident going into Sectionals," said Gregg.
Mohonasen will face a familiar foe in Thursday's opening round. The Mighty Warriors (No. 7) host Suburban Council rival Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (No. 10), with the winner traveling to Scotia-Glenville Saturday. Meanwhile, Schalmont gets a first-round bye Thursday before playing either Catholic Central (No. 8) or Bishop Gibbons (No. 9) Saturday at home.
"We're looking forward to Sectionals," said Beck.
Niskayuna and Schenectady Christian also begin their postseason this weekend. Niskayuna (No. 8 Suburban Council) travels to Ballston Spa (No. 7 Suburban Council) Friday for the opening round of the Class AA Sectionals, while Schenectady Christian (No. 3) hosts Stillwater (No. 6) in Friday's Class CC quarterfinals at Maalwyck Park in Scotia.""